A photographer has created a collection of pictures that capture and celebrate animals with disabilities.
Nimh who has no eyes
In the series of images, titled Perfect Imperfections, snapper Alex Ce
arns captures heart-warming shots of dogs, cats, birds and even a goat, and the
they live with.
Snoopy the dog, who only has three legs
The pictures shine a much-needed light on these adorable critters and the adversities they have overcome, as well as highlight what has hindered these animals from getting adopted.
Spike, a pink and grey Galah who has a fused leg
The photographs aim to hone in on the personality of each
Pip the puppy suffers from severe mange
Australian Cearns said: “One of my most passionate aims as an animal photographer is to capture the adorable subtleties that make all creatures precious and unique.
A baby goat who has a broken leg
“I love every animal I have the privilege of photographing, but those perceived as “different” hold a special place in my heart.
This Bali Rescue kitten was born without eyes
“These are the creatures who have lost a leg, been born without eyes, or are still showing the scars of former abuse. Most animals with “afflictions” don’t dwell on them.
Hedwig, a baby dove, had half his skull removed due to infection
“They adapt to their bodies without complaint and they survive with determination.
Rupert the cat, who has three legs
“They push on, always, wanting to be included and involved in everything as much as they can, and as much as an able bodied pet does.”
R.I.P to Rowdy the dog who had 3 legs
These animals are inspirational. Their perseverance reminds us that no matter how hard things get, we can always overcome and pull through.
Cearns dedicated ‘Perfect Imperfections’ to Savannah and Rowdy. Two amazing dogs included in this series that lived with dignity and joy but are no longer with us.
The photos show that every animal is equally beautiful.
Savannah who had an implant in her leg, R.I.P